• Okanagan boater thrown from vessel near Peachland
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    Okanagan boater thrown from vessel near Peachland

    A 35-year-old West Kelowna man is lucky to be alive after being thrown from his boat into the cold waters of Okanagan Lake on Sunday night, said RCMP. Police said the man, who was alone in the 29-foot Maxum cabin cruiser, fell into the lake while navigating in rough waters. Police said the man was able to swim to land and call 911 from the cellphone he kept in a watertight case in his pocket.

  • Hearing for dentist begins one year after Edmonton girl suffers brain damage
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    Hearing for dentist begins one year after Edmonton girl suffers brain damage

    It was just before 1 p.m. on a September afternoon when Ramandeep Singh watched his five-year-old daughter whisked away in an ambulance from the dental office where she had received general anesthesia. When she arrived at the Stollery Children's Hospital last year, Amber Athwal was immediately put on life support. Dr. William Mather — charged with five counts of unprofessional conduct by the Alberta Dental Association and College — continued to treat and sedate patients for two more days.

  • Police sex trafficking sting doing more harm than good, N.L. groups say
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    Police sex trafficking sting doing more harm than good, N.L. groups say

    Newfoundland and Labrador groups are adding their voice to a national chorus calling for an end to a sting operation targeting sex trafficking. "It is damaging relationships in our community and creating situations where violence will actually increase," said Heather Jarvis, project coordinator of the Safe Harbour Outreach Project (S.H.O.P.). The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the RCMP have been participating in Operation Northern Spotlight, a nation-wide enforcement operation targeting sex trafficking which began in 2014.

  • Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke
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    Al Michaels sorry for 'Sunday Night Football' Weinstein joke

    DENVER — NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during "Sunday Night Football."

  • The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories
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    The Monday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

    AMID BACKLASH, LIBERALS TRIM SMALL-BIZ TAX: The Trudeau government took the first of several steps Monday to stanch the bleeding from a self-inflicted political wound, resurrecting a campaign promise to cut taxes for small businesses outraged by its controversial tax-reform proposals. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to gradually trim the small-business tax rate to nine per cent by 2019, down from its current level of 10.5 per cent, and also to make further changes to the plan that triggered the angry backlash from entrepreneurs in the first place. In hope of calming critics, Trudeau also announced Monday he will abandon at least one of the tax-reform elements: changing the lifetime capital gains rule, which is an adjustment intended to avoid negative impacts on the intergenerational transfer of family businesses, like farms.

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    John Dunsworth, Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, dead at 71

    John Dunsworth, a Nova Scotia actor best known as the irreverent trailer park supervisor Jim Lahey, has died at the age of 71. Dunsworth played Mr. Lahey on Trailer Park Boys, and is also known for his portrayal of Dave Teagues in the series Haven. "With heavy and broken hearts the family of John F. Dunsworth would like to let people know that our amazing husband, father and grandfather John Dunsworth has passed away," his daughter Sarah Dunsworth said in a statement to CBC News.

  • Woman accused in the fatal hit-and-run of New Brunswick woman granted bail
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    Woman accused in the fatal hit-and-run of New Brunswick woman granted bail

    Mon, Oct 16: Erin Wright was released with a $101,000 bail two days after being arrested and charged in the fatal hit-and-run of a New Brunswick woman. Catherine McDonald reports.

  • McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech
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    McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

    The six-term Republican senator from Arizona made the remarks after receiving the award for a lifetime of service and sacrifice to the country. In addition to recalling his more than two decades of Navy service and his imprisonment in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp, McCain took a moment to go a step further than the night's other speakers, who lamented what many described as a fractured political climate. None of the speakers, who included former Vice-President Joe Biden, mentioned any current or former government officials during their remarks.

  • Capital murder charges filed in Muslim teen's death
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    Capital murder charges filed in Muslim teen's death

    A northern Virginia man accused of killing a 17-year-old Muslim girl as she walked back to her mosque is now facing a possible death penalty after an indictment Monday charging him with capital murder and rape. The June slaying of Nabra Hassanen, who had been out with friends eating a meal ahead of pre-dawn Ramadan services, rattled the region's Muslim community. More than 200 supporters wearing "Justice for Nabra" T-shirts showed up at a preliminary hearing Friday for the man charged in her death, 22-year-old Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling.

  • 'People turned into charcoal': Somali-Canadians recount horror of Mogadishu attack
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    'People turned into charcoal': Somali-Canadians recount horror of Mogadishu attack

    Abdi Warsame was sitting in a car with his five- and six-year-old boys, waiting for a friend to finish his banking in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday. The sound was deafening and Warsame's only thought was to grab his two boys, one in each arm, and find cover. "The entire ground just felt like it was divided into half and I felt the glass shatter and everyone was just running away from buildings collapsing," the Toronto father of five told CBC News from Mogadishu, where he remains with his sons, safe at a friend's home.

  • City may spend $20M more on settling rising number of refugees in local hotels
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    City may spend $20M more on settling rising number of refugees in local hotels

    The number of refugees coming to Toronto keeps rising — and city staff say they need to spend another $20 million to keep a roof over their heads.

  • S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat
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    S. Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat

    South Korean and U.S. troops began five days of naval drills on Monday after North Korea renewed its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam. The South Korean and U.S. militaries regularly conduct joint exercises, often enraging North Korea, which views such training as an invasion rehearsal.

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    What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

    When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein. Scientists, starting with Einstein, figured that when two neutron stars collide they would produce a gravitational wave, a ripple in the universe-wide fabric of space-time. This is the first time scientists observed one caused by a neutron star crash.

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    Wind warnings issued for much of Alberta

    Albertans could be in for a blustery day Tuesday as Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for much of the province. The strongest winds will be felt in the Pincher Creek area in the southwest corner of the province, where gusts up to 130 km/h are possible. An intense low pressure system will be to blame for the windy weather, which is expected to develop over Alberta throughout the day on Tuesday and move into Saskatchewan overnight.

  • Torontonians add their tweets to #MeToo, raising thorny issues concerning workplace sexual harassment
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    Torontonians add their tweets to #MeToo, raising thorny issues concerning workplace sexual harassment

    When she was a teenager, Samantha Aunger was working as an extra on a Toronto TV set when her older male colleagues began propositioning her and making sexual comments. "They had no problem trying to touch you," she told CBC Toronto. The hashtag was popularized by actress Alyssa Milano, who encouraged people to speak out if they've experienced sexual harassment or assault — the latest chapter in the ongoing response to allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

  • 'Why me?': Young girl injured in arson struggles every day, father tells Kormendy sentencing hearing
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    'Why me?': Young girl injured in arson struggles every day, father tells Kormendy sentencing hearing

    A girl who suffered severe burns as a 7-year-old in a fire deliberately set by her mother's ex-boyfriend spends her "free time sitting by herself" and wondering "why me?", a Windsor court heard Monday. "Her days and weeks are filled with therapy and medical appointments," Isabel Rueda's father Jose Rueda said at the sentencing hearing for Kenneth Kormendy.

  • Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel
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    Trump: Cuba 'is responsible' for attacks on US personnel

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes Cuba is responsible for unexplained, invisible attacks in Cuba that have harmed American government workers.

  • Roman theatre uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall
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    Roman theatre uncovered at base of Jerusalem's Western Wall

    Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theatre in Jerusalem's Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian's reign. The edifice's elegant masonry was found during excavations carried out in the past two years below the Western Wall tunnels, a warren of ancient subterranean passageways running alongside a contested Jerusalem holy site built by King Herod in the first century B.C. The excavations plunged over 6 metres (20 feet) below ground, exposing eight previously uncovered courses of the Temple Mount's western retaining wall.

  • Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens
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    Bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's ties to tax havens

    A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, the prime minister said. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta's main island, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle's wreckage spiraling over a wall and into a field, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Caruana Galizia's death resulted from a "barbaric attack" that also amounted to an assault on freedom of expression, Muscat said.

  • Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead
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    Turner homers in 9th, Dodgers top Cubs 4-1 for 2-0 NLCS lead

    Justin Turner savored every last stride as he followed in Kirk Gibson's famous footsteps at Dodger Stadium. On the 29th anniversary of Gibson's celebrated pinch-hit homer that shocked Oakland in the 1988 World Series opener, Turner added another landmark shot to Los Angeles Dodgers post-season lore. Turner hit a three-run drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.

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    Temporary repairs to Churchill rail line could get it running in 30 days: Consultant report

    A temporary repair proposal outlines how Omnitrax could get rail service returned to Churchill, Man. in 30 days, according a report on the Denver-based company's website. The report, prepared for the company by engineering consultants AECOM and dated Oct. 6, explains a 30-day plan to restore restricted service to the line by performing temporary repairs at a cost of between $5 million and $10 million. "Once these temporary repairs are completed, the line could be re-opened for very restricted service until the full plan to perform permanent repairs is completed in 2018," the report said.

  • Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source
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    Viacom, Charter agree to extend renewal deadline: source

    (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc agreed on a short-term extension of their renewal deadline, a source familiar with the matter said, as the companies aim to avoid the immediate blackout of Viacom networks. If no deal is reached, 16.6 million subscribers of Charter's Spectrum service will lose Viacom's networks, which include Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon. Viacom and Charter are working to "reach a mutually beneficial deal," said the source, who did not want to be identified.

  • Pope urges world to act on causes of migration crisis
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    Pope urges world to act on causes of migration crisis

    Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialised world. In a speech to the global body's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in Rome, Francis said love rather than pity should be placed at the heart of international development efforts, and threw his weight behind efforts in the UN to negotiate a global accord on managed, safe migration.

  • Ongoing construction irks business owners along International Avenue
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    Ongoing construction irks business owners along International Avenue

    Some businesses on 17th Avenue S.E. say road construction is taking a bite out of the bottom line. International Avenue is being completely overhauled with dedicated bus lanes being added, along with new BRT stations, wider sidewalks and upgraded boulevards. Salsa restaurant owner Karla Linares is looking forward to the improvements, but says her revenues have been cut in half since the construction on the first phase began outside her door in the summer.

  • Man who nearly died in crash giving $25K for MADD bursaries
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    Man who nearly died in crash giving $25K for MADD bursaries

    A Winnipeg man who nearly died eight years ago in a brutal crash in the United States is using money from a settlement against a driver to pay for bursaries for victims of drunk driving. "I wanted to give back and instead of just sliding a cheque under the door, they gave me some options," said Garth Hazlitt. On Oct. 16, 2009, Hazlitt was severely injured in a crash in Kansas City. In the early morning hours on an Interstate highway, a car in front of him hit a culvert then swerved in front of him, resulting in Hazlitt T-boning the car.